Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB)
In 2019, Te Hihi Primary became an accredited IB school implementing the Primary Years Programme (PYP).
The PYP transdisciplinary framework (meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas) focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer. Te Hihi School continues to build on our Inquiry Based Learning Programme involving children in learning how to learn. The children are involved in purposeful inquiry for real learning. Children are encouraged to be independent and lifelong learners.
The International disciplinary programme of the PYP fosters the development of the child, not just in the classroom, but also through other means of learning.
The PYP supports the school wide values as it focuses on the total growth of the developing child, encouraging positive attitudes towards learning, the environment, and other people.